Demanding bike tour through the wildly romantic Fundustal side valley, always accompanied by Fundusbach brook - a true nature idyll.
The starting point of this demanding mountain bike tour is in the center of Umhausen. From there follow the signs for the Ötztal cycle Trail(No. 11) into the valley until you reach the Ötztaler Ache. There you turn right and follow the signs towards Frischmannhütte. In numerous serpetines, a wide gravel path runs up the western slope of the Ötztal. Passing the front Fundusalm (not serviced) you drive, accompanied by the babbling of the Fundusbach, on to the serviced Hinteren Fundusalm. The last climb leads over a wide gravel path to the Frischmannhütte. Once at the top, you can enjoy the wonderful panorama with a delicious Tyrolean bread snack. Back to Umhausen you follow the same route back.
Worth seeing: The “Köfler Jochwaal” is a canal that was built in the 15th century and collected the glacier water of the Ploderferner to irrigate the meadows and fields of the village of Köfels.
Updated: March 10, 2021
Safety informationVery demanding MTB track with difficult passages that require both excellent stamina plus advanced biking techniques. Steep uphill and downhill stretches await you. Stamina oriented and skillful technical biking on high Alpine panorama tours is the main priority.
Tips, hints and linksMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:
- parking space Mure, free of charge
32T 645673 5222009
EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes fort he weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.
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